Wow, when there's a crapload of rumours flying around about the team you follow and, dare I say, cover, it's v disconcerting. So, here we have our first rebuttal to the Lehtonen rumour, from a well respected source, The Fourth Period's Editor, David Pagnotta, who put this addendum onto the original TFP re-post of the article I posted earlier.
So, because Lehtonen's a restricted free agent at season's end, the Thrashers have to trade him? That doesn't make much sense... nor does trading your No.1 goalie. The Thrashers are very high on Lehtonen. I'd be quite shocked if they pull the trigger on such a move. If anything, expect Atlanta to move Pavelec, but there isn't much of a market for him right now. -- David Pagnotta